The 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to be held in San Sebastian, Spain 2-3 May 2019

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) have signed the Agreement for the holding of the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism (San Sebastian, Spain 2-3 May 2019). The new edition of this global forum is supported by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce… Read the full press release

The 2019 ACI Asia-Pacific/World Annual General Assembly, Conference & Exhibition programme has been launched

Aviation leaders will explore the theme: ‘What’s next for aviation? The future starts now’ Montreal, Canada, 2019-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The programme for the 2019 Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific/World Annual General Assembly, Conference & Exhibition – one of the most anticipated events on the aviation calendar – has been launched. The two-day conference – to… Read the full press release

VisitBritain expects 483,000 visits from China in 2019

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Forward flight booking data showed that bookings from China to the UK were up 24% from Wednesday 30 January to Tuesday 12 February, compared to the period when Chinese New Year fell last year. Longer term forward booking data shows that bookings from China to the UK were… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean announces top-performing travel advisors for the 2018 Travel Partners of the Year Awards of North America and Puerto Rico

MIAMI, FL, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Following a record-breaking year of new, industry-leading ships and innovations, Royal Caribbean International reveals the 17 top-performing travel advisors for the 2018 Travel Partners of the Year Awards of North America and Puerto Rico. Newcomers and returning winners are being recognized for their dedication to the cruise line, demonstrated by… Read the full press release

UNWTO announces Israeli startup Refundit as the winner of the inaugural Global Tourism Startup Competition

Madrid, Spain, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Refundit, an Israeli startup, was declared the winner in the final phase of the 1st Global Tourism Startup Competition, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Globalia, and held within the framework of the FITUR International Tourism Fair, topping 3,000 entries from around the world. The Competition,… Read the full press release

IATA to focus on Disrupters and Enablers to Aviation Security at the 2019 AVSEC World Conference, Miami, 26-28 February

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that “Disrupters and Enablers to Aviation Security” will be the theme for the 2019 AVSEC World Conference (Miami, 26-28 February). “Innovations in security screening technology, passenger processing and risk management have contributed to improvements in aviation security and the customer experience…. Read the full press release

British Airways announces return of BA Magic campaign as part of its centenary year celebration

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is set to mark its centenary year with 100 acts of kindness as the BA Magic campaign makes a return as #BAMagic100. The campaign, which was launched in 2017, saw the airline arranging surprise proposals, reuniting loved ones, arranging money-can’t-buy experiences and creating holidays of… Read the full press release

British Airways invites start-ups to join Founders Forum Competition

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Founders Forum, a global community for digital and technology entrepreneurs, is giving start-ups the chance to pitch their business ideas on the future of air travel.  On June 12, with support from British Airways, a panel of leading investors and CEOs will be 30,000 feet in the sky… Read the full press release

Lufthansa celebrates the 50th birthday of Boeing 747-100 Jumbo Jet

On February 9th, 1969, the first Boeing 747-100 took off on its first official flight over Seattle On April 26th, 1970, Lufthansa’s first Boeing 747-130 took off from Frankfurt on its first scheduled flight to New York COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s been 50 years since the first Boeing 747-100 took off… Read the full press release

His Highness (HH) Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum attends SITA 2019 Kick-off for the Middle East, India and Africa region

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2019-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — His Highness (HH) Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports; President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority; Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group today (23 January 2019) attended the SITA 2019 Kick-off for the Middle East, India and Africa region (MEIA) at the… Read the full press release

SFO Museum announces new exhibition featuring surfboards crafted from rare wood by iconic shapers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Shapers are artisans who create surfboards from shaping materials such as foam and wood.  By pairing iconic shapers with select sources of rare wood, Larry Fuller (b. 1954) has assembled a collection of boards that illustrate the progression of surfboard design through a common medium.  Fuller… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines named to FORTUNE’s 2019 list of World’s Most Admired Companies

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jan 23, 2019) was named to FORTUNE’s 2019 list of World’s Most Admired Companies. Southwest ranks No.11 on the list. “It is an incredible honor to be on this list once again,” said Gary Kelly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Airlines…. Read the full press release

Arkansas Tourism invites travelers to take part in National Plan for Vacation Day on January 29

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2019-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Every year more than half of Americans (54%) fail to use all their time off, creating a stockpile of 662 million unused vacation days, according to the U.S. Travel Association. Arkansas Tourism is encouraging travelers to take part in National Plan for Vacation Day January 29, a… Read the full press release

UNWTO activities at the 39th edition of the International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid

Inauguration of a tourism innovation hub The final stage of the 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition The 10th Edition of The Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa Understanding the success of Asian Tourism Madrid, Spain, 2019-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — These will be among the activities led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)… Read the full press release

Fundación ONCE and UNWTO to promote the direct, effective and lasting labour insertion of persons with disabilities in tourism businesses

Madrid, España, 2019-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Executive Vice-President of Fundación ONCE, Alberto Durán, and the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, signed in Madrid on Monday a letter of intent to promote the employment of persons with disabilities in the tourism sector. The objectives are to raise awareness among UNWTO… Read the full press release

VisitScotland: Scottish Snowdrop Festival will showcase some of Scotland’s most beautiful snowdrop collections from 25 January to 11 March 2019

  EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Scotland’s finest gardens, woodlands and estates are set to open their gates for the 13th year of the country’s most popular flower festival. Signaling the end of winter and the promise of spring, the Scottish Snowdrop Festival will showcase some of Scotland’s most beautiful snowdrop collections from… Read the full press release

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection offers unforgettable staycation ideas for the most romantic time of year

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — When a box of chocolates just won’t do, treat your other half to a special hotel experience this Valentine’s Day. The Red Carnation Hotel Collection has an array of unforgettable staycation ideas to spend quality time with loved ones during the most romantic time of year. Treat foodies… Read the full press release

Musselburgh Racecourse Ladies Day, Salomon Skyline Scotland, the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and Stirling Scottish Marathon shortlisted at this year’s Scottish Thistle Awards

EDINBURGH, Soctland, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — FOUR of Scotland’s major sporting events have been shortlisted for a national award at Scotland’s tourism Oscars. The four finalists for Best Sporting Event are: Musselburgh Racecourse Ladies Day – held in June, the event attracts a non-traditional audience to the race track and has a significant impact on the local… Read the full press release

Three of Scotland’s major business events shortlisted at this year’s Scottish Thistle Awards

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Business events curated or hosted by Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Cashel Travel and DataLab will battle it out to be crowned Best Business Event at this year’s Scottish Thistle Awards National Final to be held on 14 March at the EICC. The three finalists for Best Business Event are: Edinburgh International… Read the full press release

Tallinn to host 2020 Bocuse d´Or international gastronomy contest

Tallinn, Estonia, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Bocuse d´Or is an international gastronomy contest, culminating in the grand finale in Lyon, France, every two years. Continental preliminaries are held in carefully selected locations and Estonia has been awarded the privilege to host the European selection final in June 2020. Estonia has been taking part in the Bocuse d’Or for ten years already, under the leadership… Read the full press release

Singapore will be on the spotlight as the Official Culinary Destination Partner of the inaugural edition of the World Restaurant Awards

Gastronomic collaborations, cross-country chef exchanges, and an in-Singapore activation in this first-ever culinary partnership between STB and IMG    Singapore, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore has been designated the Official Culinary Destination Partner of The World Restaurant Awards, which is  a progressive new annual awards created by events leader IMG, in partnership with Joe Warwick[1] and… Read the full press release

Celebrate the lunar New Year with a three-course Cantonese-style set menu that is believed to bring long life and prosperity at Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta

Jakarta, Indonesia, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Usher in the auspicious year of the Earth Boar with delectable festive gourmet treats at Palm Court and La Patisserie. The culinary team at Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta has prepared a three-course Cantonese-style set menu that is believed to bring long life and prosperity. Guests can dine in a relaxing atmosphere… Read the full press release

Sandals® Montego Bay in Jamaica will host the World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2019 on Monday 28th January

London, UK, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The newest and hottest resort in Jamaica, Sandals® Montego Bay, is hosting the World Travel Awards (WTA) Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2019 on Monday 28th January. The gala ceremony will be the premier gathering of the Caribbean and North American hospitality industries, with the key players and VIPs from… Read the full press release

VisitBritain announces the return of its flagship business event MeetGB

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitBritain has today (18 January 2019) announced its flagship business event MeetGB will return this year to show 120 international buyers why the UK is the destination of choice for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE). MeetGB will welcome 80 suppliers from venues, hotels and local attractions across the… Read the full press release

Ryanair celebrates over 250,000 bookings by Erasmus Student Network members

Erasmus Students Save Over €7.5m So Far With Ryanair DUBLIN, Ireland, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (18 Jan) celebrated over 250,000 bookings by Erasmus Student Network members on its exclusive platform, at its latest student mobility event in Berlin. Delivered as part of Ryanair’s “Always Getting Better” programme, this partnership… Read the full press release

The “International Gastronomy Forum, Macao 2019” opens with a record number of UNESCO Creative Cities of Gastronomy participants from around the world

MACAO, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The “International Gastronomy Forum, Macao 2019” opened today (January 21) in Macao gathering a record number of participant UNESCO Creative Cities of Gastronomy from around the world, in addition to cities from other creative fields and candidate cities from China, for discussions under the theme of “The Possibilities of… Read the full press release

The capital of Indiana will host the Routes Americas 2020 air service development conference

Indianapolis, IN, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Following a highly competitive bidding process, Indianapolis came out as the winner after the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the state of Indiana’s lead economic development organisation, came together with the Indianapolis Airport Authority and Visit Indy, the city’s tourist board, in order to propose hosting the prestigious event…. Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific to focus on youth development, diversity and inclusion, environmental protection and global cultural exchange on its new community engagement strategy

Hong Kong’s home airline rejuvenates strategy with a focus on youth development, diversity and inclusion, environmental protection and global cultural exchange Hong Kong, China, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Youth development, diversity and inclusion, environmental protection and global cultural exchange form the focus of Cathay Pacific’s rejuvenated community engagement strategy, which saw the inauguration… Read the full press release

The 16th edition of Brussels Airport Marathon & Half Marathon to support the Demoucelle Parkinson Charity

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The international running event in the heart of Europe returns to its traditional date in the first weekend of October. The start and the finishing line however will again be located in the majestic Jubelpark/Parc du Cinquantenaire. This year too, the event will be supporting the Demoucelle Parkinson… Read the full press release

Florida unveils new rejuvenating programs and activities in 2019

Wellness Experiences Across the Sunshine State Inspire Personal Health Renewal TALLAHASSEE, Fla., 2019-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Turning the calendar on a new year often stirs the desire for a “new you:” travel more, be more mindful, invest in memorable experiences, make this year the best one yet. Luckily, the sunshine state is here to… Read the full press release